Magic of Terry Pratchett show coming to Swindon Arts Centre

By Amanda Wilkins - 2 February 2024

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Author, comedian and Terry Pratchett fan Marc Burrows is inviting Swindon audiences to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Discworld book series.

His comic lecture, The Magic of Terry Pratchett, will be at the Arts Centre in Devizes Road on Thursday, 15 February.

November of last year marked the 40th anniversary of the publication of The Colour of Magic, the first book in the landmark comic fantasy Discworld series by Sir Terry Pratchett OBE, one of the world’s most popular authors.

Marc is the author of the much loved first biography of Sir Terry, The Magic of Terry Pratchett, which explores the life, influences, and impact of someone who is arguably one of the greatest storytellers of all time.

The book received strong critical acclaim, won a Locus Award and was wholly embraced by fans. 

Marc then adapted his book into a multimedia comic lecture, which was endorsed by the late author’s estate and has just played at the Edinburgh Festival 2023, in the comedy section of the festival to rave reviews.

The Magic of Terry Pratchett is a comic lecture in which Marc explores Pratchett's influences, his rise to fame, impact, and his unique life.

From the national treasure’s days as a school librarian, his time as a trainee journalist to his untimely death in 2015 and in keeping with Pratchett’s own style, the show is a gently comic celebration and exploration of his work.

It will also seriously examine his death, and the activism he was involved with toward the end of his life surrounding dementia treatment and the right- to-die; an important part of his story and legacy.

In addition to using the framework of the ‘The Magic of Terry Pratchett’ book, the show will incorporate additional elements of Rob Wilkins’ official biography, ‘Terry Pratchett: A Life in Footnotes’, as well as licensed media. 

The comic lecture was named one of the best reviewed shows of the fringe by the British Comedy Guidewhich collates all the reviews shows receive and releases a list of those who averaged the very best star rating.

Further information can be found at https://trafalgartickets.com/swindon-arts-centre/en-GB/event/other/the-magic-of-terry-pratchett-tickets

 

 

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